Leicester City are probably the only bigger piece between Manchester City, Liverpool and a Premier League trophy. As the foxes go head to head with City on Monday.
Liverpool survived a nervy weekend, returning to the summit of the Premier League competition, in hope that Leicester City could them a huge favour holding off Manchester City at the Etihad.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has backed Jamie Vardy to make an impact by hurting Manchester City, as he looks to help his former club Liverpool to a League trophy under new manager Jurgen Klopp.
“He does strike fear into opponents, there’s no getting away from that,” Rodgers told UK newspapers.
“When I was preparing a team to play against him you just knew you’ve got to be really careful against him.
“If you don’t counter-press the game well and there’s space to play that pass, he’s going to hurt you – and he’s a goalscorer.
“If you watch him and see his ability to score a goal, and his threat, you’ll always be mindful of it. But that’s the Premier League – top players, top strikers – and you’re always having to find a way to nullify that.
“It’s absolutely brilliant to have him on your side.”
Tonight, it may be all about beating City for old sake. However, next season Brendan Rodgers would be heavily tasked to return the foxes to title contenders, with the club willing to release a huge transfer chest to aid the manager in his quest.